Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute

SPERI develops and promotes new analysis and understanding of contemporary capitalism, and the major economic and political challenges arising from it.

Latest posts

The dynamics of conflict and distance in financialised affordable housing

16 May 2023

Speculation in affordable housing by an opaque investment community has produced new housing conflicts, but also new tactics among activists. This blog is the first in an upcoming series The Political Economy of Conflict by members of SPERI's Doctoral Researcher Network.

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Worker resistance and the gig economy: lessons from the Sheffield courier strike

29 March 2023

For eight months, platform workers in Sheffield organised the longest strike in the history of the gig economy. History and Politics student Christopher Leach spoke to striking platform workers as part of a Sheffield Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) project. 

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3 October 2022

European pressures manifestly constrain and shape national capitalisms, yet they are fragmented and differentiating, producing capitalist variegation rather than convergence.

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29 September 2022

Paying for the energy price guarantee has highlighted a deep political cleavage around tax ideology. Reframing windfall as emergency will be critical to leverage a change in direction. 

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22 September 2022

The implementation of the macroprudential policy programme in individual countries has been remarkably uneven. A closer look at the importance of national growth models and housing systems for issues of financial stability helps us understand why.

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